Publisher Maple Whispering and co-publisher/developer Hibernian Workshop announced Astral Ascent is hitting full release next month alongside its console ports.
Astral Ascent is hitting full release on November 14th for Windows PC (via Steam), leaving early access alongside its console ports for Switch, PS4, and PS5.
Here’s what’s coming in the big 1.0 release:
We have been working on it for months alongside regular updates and here is what you can expect from this final version –
The Master final boss fight
3 New Zodiacs: Aries, Cancer & Gemini, including Zodiac Spells, Challenges & Summons
17 unique endings
Completely reworked tutorial
New introduction cinematic
Mid-run saves at start of each room
Traditional cinematic when launching the game
Players stats window
Reworked and extended narration for all characters, including new narration places like heroes self-dicussions, heroes to heroes discussions, new dialogs with various characters and Memory Library stories final version
Fully voiced dialogs including some characters fully re-voiced like Ayla
2 new Star Guardians: Sculptor & Monoceros
New Musics including orchestral records and featuring of vocalist Emi Evans
Countless polishes, balances & bug-fixes! (more than 400 tasks done on our side)
Here’s a rundown on the game, plus a new trailer:
Astral Ascent is a 2D platformer rogue-lite game set in a modern fantasy world. As one of 4 Heroes with very different personalities, you must escape from the Garden, an astral prison guarded by 12 powerful and vicious bosses, the Zodiacs.
CREATE YOUR OWN PLAYSTYLE
Unlock dozens of unique spells for your 4 distinct characters. Optimize your own build or try out new ones to take down 12 powerful bosses. Get stronger with time to match up with your foes. Each run will test your skills and your reactivity.
TWELVE ALMIGHTY BOSSES TO FACE
The Zodiacs are 12 experienced guardians dispatched over 4 gorgeous worlds. They’ll bring to the battlefield unique attacks, abilities, and patterns, backstories to uncover, and reasons to be fighting you. Get yourself warned!
4 PLAYABLE CHARACTERS
Unique characters. Unique weapons. Unique ways to play.
- Ayla: The sole survivor of her guild of assassins, she uses her twin daggers to eliminate her enemies before they can react. Her speed and proficiency are unmatched.
- Kiran: This orphan learned life the hard way. He uses his strength to deliver attacks powerful enough to create shockwaves. Brutal.
- Calie: This talented sculptor wants her freedom back. She will use her magical gemstones to pierce enemy defenses and shred them to bits. She is unforgiving.
- Octave: Trained by a powerful witch, this young fighter summons ethereal guns to attack his foes. When needed, he can conjure bigger weapons as well. Lethal in all cases.
A STORY THAT OPENS UP, ONE PIECE AT A TIME
Astral Ascent is a rogue-lite infused with narration. Replayability is part of our story which will be unraveled piece by piece. As you get stronger, you will discover more about the characters, their motivations, and the secrets of the world they’re trapped in.
The weight of destiny is too heavy to carry by yourself? Don’t worry and bring a friend to play in our two-player co-op mode. Fight and crush your enemies together in local co-op or online using the Steam’s Remote Play Together feature.
A VAST, COLORFUL FANTASY WORLD WAITING TO BE EXPLORED
Dash across gigantic landscapes. Explore original and hand-crafted areas. Discover the world created by our artists, with a gorgeous art and frame-by-frame animation.